About the Book
The MESDA Journal is published by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) at Old Salem. Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, MESDA is home to the finest collection of southern decorative arts in the country. Founded in 1965, MESDA is widely recognized for its contributions to the study and understanding of southern history, decorative arts, and material culture. Visit MESDA’s website for more information about the museum’s collections, research, and programs. MESDA is one of the museums at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, among America’s most authentic history attractions. Visit Old Salem’s website to learn more about the Historic Town of Salem, the Gardens of Salem, and Moravian history and culture.